Sarah Palin to Alaska's Poor and Special Needs Kids: "Suck It, You Dirty 'Tards":
Why can't we be fucking finished with Sarah Palin? There is nothing interesting, thoughtful, original, or unique about this idiot, this power hungry mouthpiece for things she can't comprehend, this fuckdoll fantasy for right wing dudes hoping for restoration by jacking off into plastic Palin's orifices of pleasure, this dullard, this conscienceless void, Forrest Gump without the skills, this willful tabula rasa who whores herself out to let the highest bidder scrawl her beliefs on her blank brain. She is like an especially ambitious dung beetle trying to push a turd up and over a hill; even if she gets it where she wants it, in the end, she's still just been rolling shit.
The fact that Governor Palin has decided to reject 31% of the federal government stimulus money budgeted for Alaska must be giving the vapors to other Republican idiot governors who are craving that national attention like a hungry baby at a South Carolina Hooters. It's like Palin just saw and raised Bobby Jindal and Mark Sanford, except they're not just playing with cash. They're tossing their citizens' asses into the pot.
Of the $288 million Palin waved off as easily as an extra serving of pie, $172 million was to go to education in her state, including over $70 million specifically for programs directed at programs for poor and special needs students. Rural Alaska, which is, you know, most of Alaska, was hit especially hard by the news: "Northwest Arctic Borough superintendent Norman Eck reacted to the news in an e-mail: 'I am stunned,' he wrote.
"His district is under intervention by the state Department of Education because of poor test scores year after year. He said he had planned to use his $1.2 million for education materials the district otherwise could not afford. High electricity and fuel costs hit his budget hard this year, and ended up being taken from money otherwise meant for kids in classrooms."
By the way, while Alaska may not be Mississippi, it consistently, in most studies, ranks in the lower third of states when it comes to K-12 education. And it's generally in the bottom fifth for all things post-secondary-related. So you'd think that some extra funds might be welcome.
The rationale for the rejection of the money is that if Alaska spends the federal money over the next two years on programs, then people are gonna want the funding to continue after. In other words, we don't wanna do shit to fix the leak right now because the fix might not hold, so we'll just let it keep leaking for a while more while we try to figure out another way to maybe someday fix it. Let's see: Palin's state's budget soars or plummets based on the whims of the oil market. Exactly how far into the future can it reasonably and truthfully plan, anyways?
Oh, but Palin's toeing that anti-government line. "We are not requesting funds intended to just grow government," Palin said. "In essence we say no to operating funds for more positions in government." That's right - for Sarah Palin, hiring more math teachers for poor school districts in Anchorage, where the dropout rate is twice the national average, is merely just letting government grow out of control.
Palin is fuckin' par for the course for Republican "leaders," the puppets and performers like Reagan and Bush who are smiling fronts for those ghouls in the background fostering this endlessly destructive, elitist ideology that would punish the weak simply because they are weak.